Saturday, November 2, 2019

"Big Cat" by Emma Lazell - Children's Book Review and #Giveaway! #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftGuide #BigCat (US/CAN) Ends 11/17

"Big Cat" by Emma Lazell (Pavilion Children's; ISBN: 9781843654292; Hardcover $16.95; Ages 4-8, 32 pages).

Lazell’s bright colors and brilliant characterization gives the book the look of a classic from the 1970s or earlier, but with a very modern sense of humor and sensibility.

Isobel's grandma has lost her glasses and she can't see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the specs, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and stripy cat! The big cat moves in with them, much to the disgust of all gran's other cats. He might be good fun, but he takes up lots of space and eats every scrap of food. Eventually the new cat's mom and dad turn up, looking for their missing son. And they just happen to have found gran's glasses too. The tiger family are delighted to be reunited—and gran now sees that she's been sharing her house with... a tiger!

A heartwarming and surreal romp, packed with jokes and funny details and with an underlying message of acceptance.

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About the author:
Emma Lazell is a UK-based illustrator and author. Her work is linear, expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness. In 2018 she completed the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a distinction. In 2014 she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from The University for the Creative Arts. Big Cat is her debut picture book.

My Review:
"BIG CAT" is an adorable children's story! Great for infants up to five year olds, kindergarten age. I love the beautiful illustrations of the tiger, flower garden, the cats and people. So adorable! This would make a great Christmas gift for any little one this Holiday season! Especially if they love animals and cats!

If you plan to set up a Book Advent Calendar for your children to open up one book a day, from December 1st until December 24th, this would be a great, adorable book to have your children open on one of those events!


Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your own copy of "BIG CAT" children's book on my blog! Giveaway is open to residents who live in All 50 U.S. States and Canada, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends 11/17/19.

Disclosure: I received one copy of "Big Cat" children's book in exchange for my post from Media Masters Publicity in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.


  1. I would like to win this book for my son.

  2. Our little grandson would love this!

  3. It would be for my daughter's daycare kids.

  4. My granddaughter would love this. Thank you :)

  5. This will be for my granddaughters, they love books about animals.

  6. This book would be for my kids. They love all things cats.

  7. My two youngest kiddos . They would read it to our cats.

  8. It will be a nice gift for my niece

  9. I'd like to win this for my kids.

  10. I would love to win for my granddaughter, she loves reading and getting new books!


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